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In Search of the Perfect Slice

With Angelo’s possible closure, where can we find the best slice in North Baltimore? Tell us in comments.

“An ode to slices the size of baseball diamonds.”

That was to be the title of this review – the only way to express my true sadness about the potential loss of a neighborhood staple, at the corner of 36th and Keswick.

At Angelo’s, just one pizza slice was always enough. The tree-lined walk back to my house—just a few blocks up, a few blocks over—was the perfect distance to polish off a slice. Now, I’m no pizza connoisseur, nor am I a regular consumer of the ‘za, but everyone has to have that neighborhood go-to for that day that they just need a slice—preferably accompanied by a Diet Coke, a cool breeze and a long walk.

So, I am going on a bit of a mission: to find a new go-to pizza place. And, I thought, I’ll expand the search to all of North Baltimore, so that I may benefit not just myself —perennial Hampdenite that I am—but you, the readers.

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The first candidate must go to S’ghetti Eddie’s on Cold Spring Lane in Roland Park.

For those of you who have already visited, you know that S’ghetti Eddie’s is not your average pizza place. The expansive menu ranges from restaurant namesake s’ghetti, which includes pasta bowls served with chicken, meatballs or Italian sausage, to “Tater Tots with Whiz,” which, to the delight of my stomach, I did not choose to sample. This might be the place to go to with the non-pizza lover in your circle, as it could be a strong contender for the largest non-pizza selection prize.

Oh, yes, the pizza. I ordered the Colors of Italy, which is prominently featured on the restaurant’s website – a hint they may be proud of it – and is topped with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. The crust and shell were soft and undercooked just enough that I could taste the dough – precisely the way I like it (take note if you don’t). The cheese and grease weren’t overwhelming – a plus. All in all, a good slice!

Stay tuned to see what next week brings. Oh, and before I forget: got any good slice recommendations? Send them my way, and I’ll add them to the list!

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S’ghetti Eddie’s

410 West Cold Spring Lane

(410) 235-5999

 

Neighborhood

Technically speaking, tiny Evergreen. But practically speaking, Roland Park – in the West Cold Spring commercial district.

Food Type:

Pizza, subs, wings, pasta—all the good stuff.

Damage:

Up there. $28 for a personal pizza, some chicken parmesan, and sodas.

Gripe:

Not the friendliest cashier in the world—but she was all smiles when she delivered our food. Bad moment? 

Hat tip:

Size of personal pizza is actually enough for two, or for one very, very hungry person.

Go if:

You want to eat in. Interior seating is nice (for a pizza place).

Don't go if:

When school’s out. Well, that’s an exaggeration, but S’ghetti Eddie’s does change its hours when Loyola University is out for the summer; current hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days a week. Also, don’t go if you prefer delivery—but that will probably be the case across the board in this little experiment!

Sean Tully June 21, 2011 at 02:10 PM
The first great slice of pizza I ever had was at Mack's on the Wildwood, NJ, boardwalk back in '74. I have found nothing that comes close. The closest I've come is Tony's on the O.C. boardwalk. I've found nothing in the Baltimore area to compare to either.
Nicholas Bagg June 21, 2011 at 03:44 PM
My area favorite is Fortunato's in the York Rd Plaza (York and Gittings). By far, I think, the best pizza in Baltimore.
Mary Walsh-Reynolds June 21, 2011 at 04:08 PM
I have to strongly agree with Nicholas. Fortunato's is the BEST in Baltimore! Yum!

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